7 Smoothie Recipes Using Blender

 7 Smoothie Recipes Using Blender

Tired of tasting the same old smoothie flavours? This summer enhance your taste by making some new smoothies as they are easy to make and are so cheerful and delightful. Here are some new smoothie recipes that you can try at home using your blender:

 

  • Banana-Oat Protein Smoothie

Bananas contain potassium which helps in protecting your heart and promotes calcium absorption. This energy is perfect before you go for strenuous workout to gain energy. It will also help you in sustain the blood sugar and in preventing muscle cramps. The recipe is quite easy to make which will take about 5 minutes only.

 

Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats – 2 tablespoons
  • Bananas – 2
  • Unsweetened almond milk – 1 Cup
  • Cold water – ½ cup
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon – ¼ teaspoon
  • Ice cubes – 4

Directions

To make this smoothie is a piece of cake. Just toss all the ingredients in your blender and blend them until smooth. It will serve 2.

Banana-Oat Protein Smoothie
 

  • 7 Fruits and Veggies Combo green smoothie

It is really important to include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. While some kids go away from the vegetables, this is the cool new way to keep them nourished by adding the fruits and vegetables in your smoothie. Kids always love smoothies.

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened almond milk or coconut water – 1 cup
  • Baby spinach – 1 cup
  • Kale – 1 cup
  • Fresh or frozen mango – 1 cup
  • Cup fresh or frozen pineapple – 1 cup
  • Orange peeled and seeded – 1
  • Lime peeled – 1
  • Cucumber – 1/2
  • Banana – 1
  • Goji berries/mixed berries – 1 tablespoon/ 1/2 cup
  • Flaxseeds (optional) – 1 tablespoon
  • Chia seeds (optional) – 1 tablespoon

Directions

Mix all the ingredients and put them into your blender. Now blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. It will serve 2.

7 Fruits and Veggies Combo green smoothie
 

  • Grape berry protein smoothie

Grapes are great source of vitamin C, manganese and potassium. It also contains powerful antioxidants. This grape smoothie will help your body in absorbing all the nutrients.

 

Ingredients

  • Dry chia seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Seedless red or purple grapes – 1 ½ cup
  • Blueberries – ½ cup
  • Flaxseed – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – ½ cup

Instructions

This recipe will take about 5 minutes and will serve 2. What you have to do is just combine all the ingredients and toss them into blender. Blend them untill smooth. Your grape berry smoothie is ready.

Grape berry protein smoothie
 

  • Spiced Raspberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie

Cottage cheese contains protein and raspberries contain fiber. Oats will help you in keeping your blood sugar steady. And honey will add a flavor.

 

Ingredients

  • Fresh raspberries (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions

Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Blend them untill smooth. This recipe will serve 2.

Spiced Raspberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie

 

  • Orange creamsicle protein smoothie

This smoothie is good for breakfast and after your work out. One serving of this smoothie will give you 27 grams of protein, healthy dose of vitamin C and calcium.

 

Ingredients

  • unsweetened almond milk – ½ cup
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Frozen orange juice concentrate – 3 ounces
  • Frozen banana – ½
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Ice cubes – 3-5
  • Orange zest – 1 teaspoon

Directions

Turn on your blender and put all the ingredients into it. Now blend untill smooth. This will take about 5 minutes and will serve 1.

Orange creamsicle protein smoothie
 

  • Nutty Blackberry smoothie

This smoothie is packed with protein, carb, fiber and calcium.

 

Ingredients

  • Fresh Blackberries – 1 ½ cup
  • Plain fat-free Greek yogurt – ½ cup
  • Almond butter – 2 tablespon
  • Honey – 2 teaspoons
  • Ice cubes – 1 cup

 

Directions

Put all the ingredients in your blender and turn it on. Blend untill smooth. The combination of Greek yogurt and almond butter will blance the sweet flavor of blackberries.  It serves 2.

Nutty Blackberry smoothie
 

  • Protein Frosty Shake

This is a gluten free version of frosty.

 

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened almond milk – 1 cup
  • Banana – ½
  • Ice – 2 cups
  • Xanthan gum – ½ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – ¼ teaspoon

Directions

This will take about 5 minutes. Toss all the ingredients into a blender and blend them until smooth.s

 

Smoothies Tips and Tricks

Useful Smoothies Tips and Tricks You Should Consider While Preparing Smoothies

Facing difficulties while making good green smoothies using your current blender? Smoothies should be smooth, otherwise chunky or lumpy smoothie can spoil the pleasure. Here are some useful smoothies tips and trick that you can follow while preparing your smoothie:

  • Choose a smoothie recipe first

The first smoothie tip is  to choose your smoothie recipe first or you will end with confusions and terrible combinations. Choose as per your requirements whether you are on diet, or you want to lose weight or you are looking for protein enriched smoothie or you simply want it for your taste or you just want to replace your meal.  You can ask your friends or check out our website for the recipes.

 

  • Always add the liquid or water first

The second useful smoothie trick is to add your liquid first. Liquids like juice, coconut oil or water help in creating a vortex that blends the ingredients of smoothie and pulls fruits and leafy vegetables in the blades. Usually it depends on the type of blender or fruits you are using how much water you should use, but it is recommended to use 6-8 ounces of liquids for a smooth smoothie.

 

  • Add base

Base is something that provides a creamy texture to your smoothie. It basically acts like a body of the smoothie. Bananas are great base and provide your smoothie with creaminess and sweet taste. Other fruits that work as good base are mango, peach, apple and peer. Other options include avocado, chia seed gel, yogurt and nut butters. Fruits that contain water like watermelon and pineapple won’t give you creamy texture. You can add ice to thicken the texture of your smoothie which is full of water laden fruits. It is the easiest and quickest way of doing so.

 

  • Chop/shred your fruits and then add them to pitcher

Chop your fruits and shred your green leafy vegeis first before putting them in your blender pitcher. Usually powerful blenders  are good at handling large pieces of fruit. But if your blender is not that powerful, then slice your fruits and then adding a little at a time will help.

 

  • Optional Add ons

At this point, you can take your smoothie to a different level of nutrition and taste.  You can add spices, salt or natural sweeteners, super foods, etc to your smoothie. As soon as you develop your skills, you yourself will know which one to add in order to make it super smoothie.

 

  • Make use of pulse button

This is my favorite smoothie trick: Make use of the pulse button. The pulse features offers the ingredients in your blender a powerful nudge to get things going.   It helps in blending larger pieces and crushing ice. It also boosts the speed and dislodges pieces of fruit that get stuck.

 

  • Using different blending speeds

Trying different blending speeds will blend the fruits and veggies more easily. Start by blending on low speed and and then increase your speed after 20-30 seconds. If you still feel the need of pushing the ingredients around, then stop and then again start with low speed. Add extra liquid if you find it hard to blend green smoothie. Total blend time is about 30 – 60 seconds depending upon your ingredients.

After reading all these helpful smoothie tips and tricks, it’s now time to make an amazing smoothie. This poster features 8 healthy smoothie recipes. Enjoy:

8 smoothie recipes